Jim Billedo

Every vote really does count

General Election is November 6

YOU will be voting for our next US Senator and our next US Representative.

YOU will also be voting for our next State Senator, State Auditor and State Representative; YOU will be voting for our next County Presiding Commissioner, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Recorder of Deeds, Collector of Revenue, Prosecuting Attorney, and County Auditor.

YOU will be able to choose local judges and choose which judges should be retained or not.

AND yes, there’s more! YOU have 4 Missouri Constitutional Amendments to vote on, and 3 Missouri Propositions.

These are all IMPORTANT positions. Please be informed! Here are some sites to visit to make a wise decision: Check the Christian County Headliner or the Springfield News-Leader, or the League of Women Voters “Voter’s Guide” (at local libraries and stores). If you can’t find a copy of the “Voter’s Guide,“ go to www.vote411.org.

**We are especially proud that we have local Christian County Democratic candidates running in this election: for the 139th District, Cora Hanf; for the 140th District, Tony Smith; for the 20th Senate District, Jim Billedo; and for Presiding Commissioner, Bob Rubino. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE FOR THESE CHRISTIAN COUNTY DEMOCRATS!

If you will not be able to vote on Tuesday, November 6, make sure to get an absentee ballot. To obtain an absentee ballot, contact the Christian County Clerk’s office (417-582-4340). 

AND PLEASE, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Polly Dross.

Remembering our holiday party

December 5th, 2015, at the Fremont Hills Country Club, the Christian County Democratic Central Committee had a very successful fundraiser/party. We had two Missouri Democratic candidates and our Democratic County Commissioner speaking, a popular local singer and storyteller entertaining, and the Cattywampus Band enlivening it all. And we all agreed that the dinner provided by Fremont Hills was excellent.

Sue Ann Childers (Christian County Commissioner) began the talks and said she was open to listening to our concerns. Dr. Brad Bradshaw (running for Missouri Lt. Governor) received applause for his stance on Medicaid expansion and he told us of his plans for making Missouri #1 in medical research. Teresa Hensley (running for Missouri Attorney General) spoke to us about her experience as a prosecutor in Cass County and her dedication to seeking justice for all. Marideth Sisco (Ozark storyteller and singer) criticized the hostile environment of political discourse today and challenged us to question those telling untruths. She also sang a couple of her favorite songs. The Cattywampus Band played during dinner and after speeches.

Baskets and pies (prepared by our hardworking members) were auctioned off by Matt Patterson, and silent auction items were awarded to the highest bidder. The Jerry Litton Award was presented to Diane and Kent Stalder by David Lee who spoke of their dedication to Christian County Democrats.

Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who helped make this lovely party a success (especially the Billedo family)!